After Pacific Rim
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You just come back from Pacific Rim, one of the biggest and most original movies of the summer. You got to see robots kick ass across the globe, but then you get home and have that empty feeling in your gut. What do you do after watching Pacific Rim? We have a few suggestions for you.
If you love the giant robot action of Pacific Rim:
Power Rangers- Going on 20 years of giant robot action, Power Rangers may not be as dour as Pacific Rim, but it kicks as much butt. And due to Power Rangers longevity, you get to experience all types of giant robots and monsters. Dinosaur-related, cars, animals, rescue vehicles, and some really trippy monsters. It’s worth it if you don’t mind the shift in tone.
Neon Genesis Evangelion- A big influence for Pacific Rim, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Takes place in a futuristic Tokyo, where humans are recruited to pilot giant mechas to take on monsters. Unlike Power Rangers, the series has the tone and style that matches more closely to Pacific Rim. It however only ran for a year thus only about 26 episodes to keep you satiate.
The giant robots were awesome, but perhaps they weren’t your favorite part of the movie. You want to check out some of the work of the popular actors featured in the film. We can help you with that as well.
Charlie Hunnam who plays Raleigh Becket in the film is no stranger to television. One of his breakout roles was as Lloyd Haythe on FOX’ cult classic, Undeclared. One of Joss Whedon’s earlier shows. More importantly, and more recently you can catch him as Jackson “Jax” Teller on FX’ hit show, Sons of Anarchy. And if you are a Lovefilm subscriber, the show is currently available for you so can start watching now.
Next you have Idbris Elba, who’s stock in Hollywood is quickly rising, as the stern leader Stacker Pentecost. You can find him in all types of movies and TV show. His biggest role is currently as the lead Luther in the crime-drama, Luther. Which has just begun its 3rd series. It is a dark and twisted show, and he leads it with some maniac energy.
Beyond that he has quite the cinematic resume, you could find him in Thor (and the upcoming Thor 2) playing Heimdall, the Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge. He was also in last year’s divisive film, Prometheus. His resume goes back deeper than that with appearances in The Losers, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 28 Weeks Later and American Gangsters. There isn’t a shortage of great roles to check out.
A breakout performance, we didn’t see coming was Ron Perlman. Ron has been terrific in everything he has been in, but with a lack of focus in the trailers, we weren’t quite sure what to expect from his character. What we got was pure gold though, and I’m sure you are dying to see what else he has been in!
Like his co-start, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman is probably best known currently for his tenure on Son of Anarchy as Clay Morrow. If you want to check out his dirty dealing on the show, remember available on LoveFilm. Aside from that though, he is also well known for playing Hellboy in the two theatrical movies, and they are a blast. And got his real start in the late 80s with his role on the series, Beauty and the Beast.
While you will see Perlman in a lot, you will hear him in more. He does the voice for several popular cartoon and video game characters. Most notably his role as Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson on the Teen Titans cartoon (a role he stepped into recently in DC’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Slade wasn’t the only DC character he has voiced though as he has done everything from Clayface to Orion in the Timmverse. He has voiced characters in Scooby-Doo, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Adventure Time just to name a few.
Rinko Kikuchi who plaus Mako Mori hasn’t appeared in much before this film. She has a role in Babel and some foreign films, but that’s the extent of it.
Hopefully, this guide will help you quench your post Pacific Rim thirst for more action and adventure.